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What We Learned: June 2020

Things that inspired this issue, and what our editors discovered along the way.

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During the past couple of months, neighbors have rallied, signs of encouragement have filled windows, and local businesses have given back to front-line workers. On top of it all, you’ve bravely juggled the role of parent, teacher, friend, and coach. Although we wish we could be together, we couldn’t be more proud to call you our community.

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Local experts offer their best tips for growing your own fruits and veggies.

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Can’t Wait:

…to laugh, dance, and play in the warm summer sun.

That’s why we’ve dedicated eight pages to inspire you and your kids to look for all of the fun that can be found in your own backyard. From crafty ways to spruce up bicycles to makeshift water parks at home, this summer is all about what you make it.

Love It:

Colorado families showed gratitude, offered support, and shared moments of joy amidst stay-at-home orders.

Leave It:

Families are finally given a chance to get away from home as campgrounds across the state begin to open up.

You Said It:

“How kids learn to handle discomfort will carry them through their whole lives.” —Marc Gallivan, staff member at Alpine Valley School, in “Positively Bored

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